What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Carnegie Public Library and Jeffersonville Branch Library will reopen at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Expand your horizons at the library by gaining valuable skills to meet your goals this New Year!

Your library card unlocks a wealth of information! Free e-resources available to library cardholders cover a wide variety of interests, subjects and hobbies. Chilton’s Car Repair database includes diagnostics, diagrams and detailed information on over 2,600 vehicles from 1940 to the current year. Always available information can help mechanics in the garage or on the road from your mobile device.

Have you set reading goals for 2019? Fantastic Fiction provides 25,000 bibliographies for new and popular authors. Up your reading game with series information, descriptions and edition details about your favorite books! The Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center offers “how-to” instructions and creative ideas for virtually every hobby and enthusiast. From 3-d printing to ham radio; and from knitting to woodworking, let this resource be your guide or inspiration. With your library card, you can join Lynda.com today! Thousands of courses on 3-d animation, data analysis, writing, Microsoft Office software, online marketing and more gives you an advantage in the workplace. Whether honing your skills for personal satisfaction or advancement, Lynda.com is an invaluable career resource! Research your family tree or local history with Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest Online, African American Heritage, or Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps. These resources and more are just a few clicks away and absolutely free, with your library card!

In Washington Court House: Welcome to storytime! Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. is Preschool Storytime! This program is for children 3 – 5 years old, while Thursdays are Books & Blocks, for children 1 – 3 years old. Each week features a new theme! Siblings are welcome at either session. Also, each Tuesday at 11:15 a.m., the library will host “Books & Babies!” “Books & Babies” is a 15-minute session specifically created for our youngest patrons to look at board books, do finger plays, bounce on laps and explore. This early literacy time will introduce your baby to the library and the world of books!

Teens and tweens: Have you heard about “Code Club?” The library is looking for coders (and non-coders) ages 8-18. On Thursdays from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. attendees will learn to make games, apps, websites and animations! “Code Club” is relaxed, so come when you can and learn at your own pace.

In Jeffersonville: As always, Tuesdays at 11 a.m., little ones are invited to listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time!

Information about all of our programs can be found on the library’s website, www.cplwcho.org, or by calling the Washington Court House Library at 740-335-2540 and the Jeffersonville Library at 740-426-9292. All programs are FREE, unless otherwise noted. Check us out on Facebook; follow us on Twitter @cplwcho.

By Sarah Nichols

Carnegie Public Library Director